ACE FREHLEY - Guitarist Todd Youth Issues Tour Blog: "On Stage With Ace Is Twice As Loud As MOTÖRHEAD"
April 4, 2010, 8 years ago
Guitarist Todd Youth, who is currently on tour as part of KISS legend Ace Frehley's band, has launched a tour blog courtesy of Lip-Service.com. An excerpt is available below:
Friday -- 3/19"After about 5 cups of coffee, I head on down through the casino to see how things are going with the set up and sound check, but I don’t have to look to far. Tonight’s show is free and there’s already about 200 to 300 fans waiting on line. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Kiss shirts in my life. Ace isn’t coming to sound check, so we do 'Shock Me' and I get to sing it. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought when I was a kid listening and staring at Kiss Alive II that I would be playing along side Ace Frehley. Ahh Rock and Roll has been good to me. The show goes off great and after I grab some dinner with my friend, John, who hosts Talking Metal on Fuse TV, then call it a night."
Saturday -- 3/20"Meet up with everyone in the lobby for the ride to A.C. We stop on the New Jersey Turnpike somewhere near the shore for gas and coffee and, let me tell you, these people take that show Jersey Shore seriously. I swear, I think I saw Snookie standing on line at the Starbucks!!! Check into our rooms in Atlantic City,and off to sound check. My good friend Phil Caivano from MONSTER MAGNET comes on down with a old Marshall amp for me to use – one of my Marshall’s wasn’t sounding right – so I owe Phil a big one!
For all you gear heads out there, our backline with Ace is pretty big. Between me and Ace we have 12 4×12 Marshall cabs, 6 100 watt Marshal heads, 6 8×10 SVT cabs and 3 300 watt SVT amps … and all this stuff is live. When I played in MOTÖRHEAD I thought that was loud, but on stage with Ace Frehley is twice as loud as Motörhead. Another killer show, got a great pic of me hold Ace’s 'smoker guitar' during the 'Shock Me' solo spot. After the show, hung out with a bunch of friends, my good buddy Jason Trioxin from WEDNESDAY 13 had come down for the night. Did a little gambling and was up 100 bucks, so I called it a night. Want to be good and rested for the show in New York City."
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